“Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary,

 

Valentine’s Day is suppose to be a day of love and happiness, so from the path least traveled, Happy Valentines Day wherever you are… 🙂

Hand picked for you (I ate the chocolate)… 🙂

 

 A bouquet of flowers from my garden,
 Their beauty need not be told,
 Their fragrance is soothing and lovely
 A pleasant scent for one to behold.
  
 They remind me of you, my friend
 Whose beauty from within you do share,
 Sharing sunshine, understanding and laughter
 Sowing the seeds of  love and happiness in the air.
  
 This bouquet was picked for you
 For coming into my world, my friend,
 For giving sunshine, laughter, love and happiness
 For which I know  will never end.
  
 Sharing a few thoughts about you, my friend
 Coming from the heart
 Thoughts that will never end
 Even though in life, we may part.
    ( Larry “Dutch” Woller )
   
And remember, my friend, no matter what anyone may say, you are unique, one of a kind, special and you make the world a better place and you will always be beautiful just the way you are… 🙂

And with my wishes that everyone have a wonderful and Happy Valentines day filled with love and happiness, I shall close for now..but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise.. 🙂

 

 

 And until we meet again, on this day and every day.. 🙂
  
 May the love that you give
 Always return to you,
 That family and friends are many
 And always remain true,
 May your mind only know peace
 No suffering or strife,
 May your spirit only know love and happiness
 On your journey through life.
      (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
  
   
And no matter the challenge, we will see it through together, the way old friends do… 🙂

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Teresa) on the path least traveled…

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Hello Diary,

 

 

 

There will be many who will not have a very Merry Christmas this year..
So will spend some time trying to bring some cheer into their part of the universe “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” (Maya Angelou)… 🙂

In the mean time Merry Christmas from me… 🙂
 

 With Christmas on the horizon, and
 Among garland and bows of red and blue,
 Thoughts directly from the heart
 I’m sending straight to you.
  
 Not just another  day
 For in spite of time, distance or whatever,
 If only in spirit and thought
 We’ll be sharing today together.
  
 So, have a wonderful day (and every day)
 Wishing you all the best, nothing less,
 May today, every day, and your heart
 Be filled…...with love and happiness.
     (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   

“It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.” (Agnes M. Pharo) on the path least traveled….

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Christmas is on the horizon and the New Year is soon to follow.. As I sit here with a spot of tea while browsing holiday memories, I am hoping for better New Year for everyone…
 

 The new year is rapidly approaching
 As I contemplate the tomorrow,
 Leaving some memories filled with happiness
 A few memories filled with sorrow.
  
 I peer out my window
 At a winter world cold  and bleak,
 A world of conflict, anger and hate
 Mortals are suffering as I speak.
  
 But we have a dream
 My friends and I,
 That one day there will be peace
 No more mortals will die.
  
 And there is hope
 Of a world filled with love one day,
 A wish that could come true
 For hope is the last to die…they say.
  
 Not a world of race, color or gender
 Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice...you see,
 But a world that respects another’s dream
 Of what or who they wish to be.
  
 So I peer out the window
 Not with sadness or fear,
 But a heart filled with a dream
 That everyone has a wonderful new year.
                          (Larry “Dutch” Woller) 
  
   
My wish for 2021 (and 2020)… 🙂 Hello Diary… Got some snow overnight… 🙂

Yes, Christmas is a week or so away, New Year soon to follow.. may pop in Christmas and New Years Eve briefly but thinking I will stop the world and get off for a couple of weeks, return after the New Year.. relax the ole fingers for a time, maybe write some thoughts that rhyme… 🙂   drink a glass of cheer while strolling down memory lane… but before I do, sharing another memory of a Christmas when I lived on the farm… 🙂

 

(I am standing up)… 🙂

It were a ole drafty two story farmhouse and my brother and I slept upstairs and my Mom and Dad slept downstairs directly below us…. 🙂

 

 

 It’s twelve days till Christmas
 And as I look around,
 Checked every package under the tree
 No toys for me were found.
  
 But I’m not one bit worried
 The sadness it won’t last,
 Because I have some memories
 Of many of Christmas past.
  
 One Christmas eve in particular
 For the night my brother and I retired,
 It wasn’t long into the night
 The imagination was fired.
  
 We had train track all over the floor
 Much to Mom’s dismay,
 All night long, sending messages back and forth
 Wondering about Christmas day.
  
 But in a blink of an eye
 All got quiet real quick,
 There was a shadow in our door
 And it definitely wasn’t ST. Nick!
  
 It’s Christmas morning….wait there’s a honk
 And I looked out the window to see,
 It was just my neighbor in his car
 Bringing me back to reality.
  
 But that’s ok, I haven’t grown old
 And I’m not even gonna start,
 I’ll be forever young, don’t you see
 With Christmas in my heart.
              ( Larry “Dutch” Woller    )
   
Yes, I can remember those holidays when family gathered from the four corners of the earth on Christmas day to enjoy that Christmas dinner… 🙂 Well, with that I shall close for 2020 (is that cheering I hear??… ), relax a bit and take in the holidays, but I shall return again in 2021, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise… 🙂 In the meantime, have a mostest wonderfulest holiday ever and a very Merry Christmas and New Year filled with love and happiness… 🙂
 

 Christmas Is Coming, White Or Not…….
  
 Tis rain and fog, not a snowflake in sight
 Looks more like Christmas in Hawaii, and this I fear,
 With the weather forecast in hand
 May not be a white Christmas this year!
  
 The tree is trimmed, not as many lights this year
 The presents are fewer, but tis the thought that counts,
 Maybe not as plentiful, but food is prepared
 As Christmas draws near and excitement mounts!
  
 The spirit is in the air, the weather not to matter
 And I am caught up in the spirit, I must confess,
 So white or no, Merry Christmas to ALL!
 And  may all your presents be filled…. with love and happiness!!
   ( Larry “Dutch” Woller, )
  
   

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow them. “ (Louisa May Alcott) on the path least traveled…

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It is the holidays and the one thing we have more of here on the path than anything else is HOPE… 🙂

 

 HOPE IS
  
 Hope is a feather floating in a bright blue sky
 Hope is that sparkle that shines in your eyes.
 Hope is a butterfly fluttering on the wind
 Hope is good times spent with family and friends.
  
 Hope is a newborn baby’s cry
 Hope is a Mother’s lullaby.
 Hope is the rainbow after a rain
 Hope is the harvest of golden grain.
  
 Hope is the light that keeps darkness at bay
 Hope is the breeze on a hot summer day.
 Hope is ever present and free of cost
 Hope is the last thing ever lost.
  
 Hope is staying positive when the going gets tough
 Hope is seeking help when you feel you’ve had enough.
 Hope is recovery from simmering sorrow
 Hope is believing in a brighter tomorrow.
                     (Linda Hotger)
  
   

Hello Diary,

 

The last time I visited I shared a holiday memory of little Bree.. Well, we had two Jack Russell’s, Bree were considered a short hair Jack Russell, my late wife Kathy had Miss Daisy (Miss Daisy passed away in 2014) and she was considered a long haired Jack Russell… 🙂

 

 

She were the oldest, the head of the pecking order and in charge and preferred the title of “couch potato”… 🙂 and at Christmas, even though they both got the same present, Bree and Miss Daisy wanted what the other had so they would exchange gifts… 🙂

Yes, another Christmas memory remembered and hopefully many more to be made, not only with family but perhaps friends and others.. “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown).… 🙂

 

 

 

 As Christmas approaches
 One contemplates not the day,
 But all the years of memories and thoughts
 That one acquired along the way.
  
 Memories filled with sadness, sorrow perhaps
 Memories with happiness and joy, not fear
 Memories to bring out the laughter
 Memories to bring out  a tear.
  
 A special day and one to treasure
 And not because of the calendar age, 
 Because a life of memories and thoughts
 Today will be adding another page!
  
 Even though a distance and time apart
 It will be a day that we will all share,
 Our spirits knows no time or distance
 Be assured, I will be there!
  
 Today will become our memory, and we will share
 Christmas day, every day…... forever,
 Because of our spirits eternal
 Beyond…………. the 12th of Never!!
  
 Merry Christmas!
                (Larry “Dutch” Woller)
   
And, no matter where we are we will always be home for Christmas because home is where the heart is… 🙂 Well, I had better close for now, more adventures in the wind and memories to be made… but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night, no matter life’s challenges, wherever your heart is this Christmas, have a

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Teresa) not only on Christmas day, but every day on the path least traveled…..

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A gift of flowers for Christmas day..

A Christmas Bouquet for you, my love
Each bloom has been chosen in hopes to convey
To bring in the season of joy this year
With my message of love this day

With a red Carnation,
To show how my heart aches for you,
Posies of Forget-Me-Nots,
To show my love is true

And fragrant Freesias,
Embracing trust we share
With Lilies of the Valley,
Returning happiness and care

Daisies to show,
My love is loyal – undivided,
As the Phlox whispers softly,
‘Our spirits are united,’

And I’ve added Primrose,
To remind you again
That I can’t live without you,
And with you I’ll remain

And all about this Christmas bouquet,
Are sprigs of Baby’s Breath, sown
So delicately displayed
With a message of their own,

So with this Christmas bouquet, my love
I shall eternally bestow
A heartfelt message of love,
Even these blooms seem to know.

Merry Christmas….
(Larry “Dutch’ Woller)

With the season of giving..

Hello Dairy…

Christmas Eve is nearing and in the spirit of giving there are gifts under tree on the path.. gifts that that I place under the tree that cannot be purchased..the tree and the gifts are there each and every day, not just Christmas…..“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” (Helen Keller).. 🙂

cunningham letter

The gift of hope
Children can follow their own dream, you see
Not to be denied by another’s ideology,
To follow the destiny of their own choice
Not to be hindered by another’s voice.

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The gift of understanding
Not a world of race, color or gender
Nor closed minded ridicule or prejudice…you see,
But a world that respects another’s dream
And of what or who they wish to be.

freedom

The gift of freedom
Free to boldly walk the lands, both far and near
To lives one’s life without suffering or fear,
Not to be accepted by belief, gender or race, you see
But by the love, understanding and knowledge of a spirit born free.

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The gift of happiness
Not a world of sorrow or fear
But a world of hope and dreams, not sadness
A world of eternal love and peace
A world of eternal happiness.

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The gift of love
A love that is without end
Through an eternity it will endure,
A love that knows no boundaries
A love beautiful, caring and pure.
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

And these gifts do not have a name on them so anyone can open them in the spirit of giving.. I do hope the gifts will be received with the same joy in which they were given… 🙂

It will be quiet in the home this Christmas, but I do not despair .. for over the years I have stored memories of Christmas past in the heart for when I grow too old to dream..

No matter where..

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Or when…

kimericxmas

And with home being where the heart is, I will always be home for Christmas with family and friends…

That being said, I had better see if Santa has left anything for me.. will be enjoying the holidays, but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..

Merry Christmas, planet Earth, and hope the day (and every day) is filled with love, happiness, peace and good will for all…

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” (Mother Theresa) on the path least traveled…

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It is the season of giving and here on the path giving is done every day… Gifts that cannot be purchased.. A gift to help someone realize their dreams..

cunninghome

A gift for someone who, while dealing with life’s challenges, start to have doubts about themselves..

Hello Diary,

Yes, it is the season of giving here on the path, a giving that is fueled by love!.. 🙂 love, which cannot be seen, touched…. or purchased on Black Friday or any other day… 🙂

How many ways do I love thee
Too many for mere words to say,
A love that grows and grows in strength
With each and every day!

I love your thoughts, and feelings
Each and every word I treasure,
Warms the heart, spirit and mind
To heights impossible to measure!

I love your laughter, your humor
The gentle teasing, a word here and there,
Present in all our conversations
Present in everything we share.

I love your soft warm eyes
Enchanting with the color blue,
I love you lovely lips
That holds the words, I Love You

I love you mostly because YOU are YOU
With whose love I’ve been richly blessed,
Our love in our little world
A eternal love and eternal happiness!!!

(penned by Larry “Dutch” Woller )

“Never say I love you
If you really don’t care,
Never talk about feelings
If they really aren’t there.

Never hold my hand
If your going to break my heart
Never say your going to
If you don’t plan to start.

Never look into my eyes
If all you do is lie
Never say hello
If you really mean goodbye.

If you really mean forever
Then say you will try,
If not, then never say forever
Cause forever makes me cry
(Author Unknown)

Perhaps the beginning of a relationship… “Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.” Felix Adler

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A life with that certain someone.. “You don’t love the person you can live with, you love the person you cannot live without” (Author Unknown).

love

Or the beginnings of a friendship… “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia

love

Whatever the reason, here on the path there is love in our hearts and we are sitting on top of the world… 🙂

Well, I had better close… adventures, giving and dreams to chase… busy, busy, busy… 🙂 “I am what and who I am, venturing down the path of life, following my dreams, chasing rainbows and leaving safe harbor with sails set full, to boldly go where I have not been before”… (Larry “Dutch” Woller) but I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Giving and love is in the air and it is a wonderful world here on the path indeed!.. 🙂

“The only people that truly know your story are the ones that help you write it” (Author Unknown) on the path least traveled….

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Thursday October 31, 2019, Halloween day on the path least traveled…

snowfall

me and xmas tree1

presents
The only trick or treaters I saw were a pair of raindeer and one had a funny looking nose.. 🙂 🙂 🙂


Hello Diary,

Friday November 1st, 2019, a day after Halloween…

next day

What a difference a day makes… 🙂 ….like the rest of the backyard dwellers, the squirrels continued to prepare for the coming change of season….

squirrels nest

And watching the snow fall yesterday, brought back memories of Christmas’s long ago… thought I would share a few thoughts that I had penned in history’s past… 🙂

It’s twelve days till Christmas
And as I look around,
Checked every package under the tree
No toys for me were found.

But I’m not one bit worried
The sadness it won’t last,
Because I have some memories
Of many of Christmas past.

One Christmas eve in particular
For the night my brother and I retired,
It wasn’t long into the night
The imagination was fired.

We had train track all over the floor
Much to Mom’s dismay,
All night long messages back and forth
Wondering about Christmas day.

But in a blink of an eye
All got quiet real quick,
There was a shadow in our door
And it definitely wasn’t ST. Nick!

It’s Christmas morning….wait there’s a honk
And I looked out the window to see,
It was just my neighbor in his car
Bringing me back to reality.

But that’s ok, I haven’t grown old
And I’m not even going to start,
I’ll be forever young, don’t you see
With Christmas in my heart.

So to all.. and to all
As I get into my sleigh,
WAIT, I can’t say goodnight
It’s the middle of the day!
( Larry “Dutch” Woller )

Mine and my brother’s bedroom were above Mom and Dad’s… 🙂 and it being the middle if the day, had better close and finish the day and week… will be relaxing this weekend (maybe even pen a poem or two) while preparing for changes and adventures that lie on the horizon… will be beginning a new chapter here on the path come Monday… “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last chapter.” (Author Unknown )… 🙂

With that being said, Diary, I will bid you a fond Adieu and I will see you in the next chapter.. 🙂

And I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

No doubt hese three doves…

dove in snow

And I are no doubt thinking the same thoughts… 🙂

How’d ja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’d ja like to spend the Holiday away across the sea?
How’d ja like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island?
How’d ja like to hang your stockin’ on a great big coconut tree?

How’d ja like to stay up late, like the islanders do
Wait for Santa to sail in with your presents in a canoe
If you ever spend Christmas on Christmas Island
You will never stray, for ev’ry day
Your Christmas dreams come true

Giving, humor and Santa is watching you on the path least traveled…

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The Gift of Giving… Frank Sonnenberg

Give out of love, not obligation.
Give when it’s least expected.
Give without strings attached.
Give from your heart.
Give of yourself.
Give to show that you care.
Give help without causing helplessness.
Give something that makes personal sacrifice.
Give to make a difference.
Give without keeping score.
Give for no reason at all.
Give a little if you can’t give a lot.
Give without attracting attention to yourself.
Give without being asked.
Give of your experience.
Give to those who need it most.

Hello Diary,

Well, it is a Monday morning, the holiday continues… a bit cloudy and cold this morning but sun later perhaps… yesterday the sun were out with a bit of fog but pleasant though cool…

Mon morning

I expect there are those who are taking advantage of the pleasant weather to do errands and shopping.. had a relaxing weekend after a busy week, now preparing for the next year… taking a moment from the activities to share a few thoughts… the holiday is also about giving… had a surprise visit from a young couple who lives down the street.. do not know their last name or very little about them but they stopped in over the weekend and gave me a present… a cute small pail and a card.. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

present 1

Inside was a delicious party mix that they made themselves…

present

I were caught by surprise so I did not have a card, but I did have a 3 pound canned ham that I purchased a short time back for special occasion and that special occasion arrived… 🙂 I gave them the ham and apologized for not having a card…. while thinking of Santa and the reindeer, a short time back I posted a rare occurrence of a couple of reindeer in the neighborhood…

deer 1

I am wondering now if they were Santa’s reindeer on a mission… Hmmmmmmmmmm.. 🙂 yes, love, dreams, hope, giving, all part of the holiday… but humor has a place in the holiday season also… I penned these thoughts…

The 4th of July Holiday May Be Easier..

It were a few days before Christmas
With a half decorated tree,
No one were stirring
Not even me…

Still in my pajamas
All snuggled in bed,
With visions of winning the lottery
Dancing in my head…

There were a loud noise
And I awoke with a start,
I shuffled to the windows
The curtains I did part.

Was it 9 tiny reindeer
With a jolly elf dressed in red?
Disappointment in the air
It were the garbage collector instead.

I ventured to the kitchen
For a spot of tea and some toast,
Opened the fridge to find
A turkey and dressing to roast.

Ventured to the room with the tree
The room warmed by the morning sun,
At a glance I realized with a frown
That there’s dusting to be done.

In the corner were the vacuum
Looking so forlorn,
It needs to be run
Some time before Christmas morn.

Presents needing paper, ribbons
Bows and all that matter,
I stand outside with rake in hand
A yard full of leaves to gather.

A present under the tree
Could it be my favorite toy?
Then a thought came to mind
I may be too tired to enjoy… sighhhhh
(Larry “Dutch” Woller)

Well, I had better close.. life is calling and I need to answer the call to see what life wants… plus there are dreams to follow… so Diary, I wish you a Great start for Mon, Love for Tues, Peace for Wed, No worries for Thurs, Fun for Fri, Joy for Sat, Happiness for Sun. Have a wonderful week, and I shall return again one day, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…

Ray Stevens says you best not be naughty ‘cause Santa is watching you… 🙂

Holiday love and little folks on the path least traveled…

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Christmas Gift by Maureen…

The gifts I’d leave beneath your tree
Aren’t those that you can touch or see.
Not wrapped in Christmas tissue gay
But gifts to bless you every day.

The gift of friendship warm and true
Is one that I would leave for you,
Good health and happiness and cheer
To keep you smiling through the year.

The gift of peace that comes from God
With prayer to guide each path you trod
And when your heart has lost its song
The gift of hope to cheer you on.

These are the gifts I’d leave for you.
(Maureen)

Hello Diary,

A wintry Saturday morning here… were hoping for a mild holiday but appears that winter may be here to stay… 🙂 woke up Thursday morning with Ole Man Winter making his presence known…

thurs morn snow

Friday morning appeared to be a pleasant sunny day, from indoors…

hoarfrost

But appearances can be deceiving as it were 9F degrees outside… the white on the trees is called hoarfrost, cause by freezing fog as it were foggy outdoors…but back indoors it were a balmy 67 degrees, no fog and a gentle breeze (created by ceiling fans)… just right to re-pot the poinsettia as I knew it would not survive in the pot it were currently in.. so I gathered up supplies….

repotting poin

And managed to put the little poinsettia in a comfy pot without damaging the plant…

poin in pot

So now will do our best to help the little plant.. Now, I am efficient at growing green beans and tomatoes but caring for indoor tropical plants is not my forte… 🙂 I have two Philodendron plants, one is live and the other is artificial, and there is a lively debate at the local pub as to which one I will kill first… 🙂 but press on we shall, for there are no white flags flying on the path least traveled… 🙂

And speaking of flowers, the holidays are about love, not about technology, and nothing is more loving than a holiday bouquet… 🙂

A Christmas Bouquet for you, my love
Each bloom has been chosen in hopes to convey,
To bring in the season of joy this year
With my message of love this day.

With a red Carnation,
To show how my heart aches for you,
Posies of Forget-Me-Nots
To show my love is true.

And fragrant Freesias,
Embracing trust we share,
With Lilies of the Valley
Returning happiness and care.

Lovely daisies to show,
My love is loyal – undivided,
As the Phlox whispers softly
Our spirits are united.

And I’ve added Primrose,
To remind you again,
That I can’t live without you
And with you I’ll remain.

And all about this Christmas bouquet
Are sprigs of Baby’s Breath… sown,
So delicately displayed
With a message of their own.

So with this Christmas bouquet, my love
I shall eternally bestow,
A heartfelt message of love
Even these blooms seem to know.

Merry Christmas….
(Larry “Dutch’ Woller)

And the holidays are about the little folks, their minds and heart open, filled with wonder and dreams..society has not intruded yet… 🙂 I remember one Christmas past (no pc, smart phones, etc)….

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The initial objective were to get all the gifts unwrapped as rapidly as possible, adding to the confusion as one gets to the point of trying to decide which gift to check out first… Kim with hands on hips, decisions, decisions… 🙂

“When one suddenly finds oneself in a swamp up to one’s armpits in alligators, it is difficult to remember the objective was to drain the swamp”..

There were another holiday when decorating the tree, Eric and Kim were not in school yet… gave them a few ornaments, about 10 each, to put where they wish to… they were not very tall and Kim followed Eric and they put all the ornaments in one small place.. could have covered all 20 with a small towel.. 🙂 but Santa’s helpers arrived during the night, decorating the rest of the tree, leaving the kids ornaments where they put them… it were the best tree ever… 🙂

Well, I had better close for now… venture on down the path, more memories to gather, dreams to follow, make sure I don’t get on Santa’s “have been bad” list… but I shall return one day, Diary, Fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise..

Yes, the holidays are about the little folks, and while they may be more attached to Mom (for obvious reasons) “ The love a mother has for her children is legendary, it is said a child is the mother’s heart outside her body.” , with a loving, open heart Dad can be part of the holiday spirit also…. “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.”

Little folks are people too
Very much like me and you
The little things they say and do
They kinda make your day

Foolishness and common sense
Through the eyes of innocence
Skip a rope or jump a fence
Gettin’ in the way

Daddy, why are you so tall?
Daddy, why am I so small?
Daddy, who makes snowflakes fall?
Could it be the Lord?

Chasing puppies, climbin’ trees
Bumping heads and skinnin’ knees
It’s not very hard to see
That kids are God’s reward

Little folks get down and out
The girls will cry and boys will pout
Before you know what it’s about
They’re smiling once again

Colored kites on summer breeze
Jingle Bells and Christmas trees
Too soon they’re only memories
Do you remember when?

Daddy, what makes eagles fly?
What makes clouds float in the sky?
And Daddy, if I really try
Will I grow up someday?

But little folks slip through our hands
Like so many grains of sand
You’d best enjoy them while you can
So soon they fly away…

Life without the internet on the path least traveled….

Diary of the journey on the path least traveled..

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(No nominations please, just sharing thoughts while exploring life 🙂 ).

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Goodness knows anyone’s life can stand a little of that.” E.B. White

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again”.. William Penn..

Hello Diary,

Well, Diary, internet is fixed and I have returned (is that moaning and groaning I hear????.. )… life, and the heart, continued on without technology…… 🙂 it is the end of the week again, time is moving on, especially if one is like me and “over the hill and picking up speed”… 🙂

Over the week, ventured out into the gardens for a bit… observed a swallow tail butterfly had stopped for a snack before continuing on its journey…

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Saw some activity nearby with some bees and other insects… a hosta was in full bloom and had the attention of the backyard insects…

blooming hosta

Also observed some mushrooms growing near a stump…

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I am reasonably certain that these mushrooms are not for human consumption but there are backyard creatures that do consume them… I do not use chemicals on the yard, plants, etc so they are safe for all my friends in the gardens and yard… I also use a electric mower…

mower

I use it to decrease the dependency on fossil fuel and to decrease releasing chemicals, etc into the atmosphere.. There are plenty of folks that talk about it but I make every attempt to do it… may not make much of an impact but I will go to my grave knowing I tried… 🙂

Also talked a bit about pets and nostalgia … we had two, both Jack Russell terriers.. they were like family.. My late wife and Miss Daisy….

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They were joined at the hip… 🙂 Miss Daisy passed away in 2014 (20 years)…. My shadow were little Bree…

Bree and popcorn chicken

You see her with me at the Walmart with her favorite meal, popcorn chicken… I got her when she were 6 months old and I was her fourth owner… like me, she were different… 🙂 she passed away in 2017 (17 years)…

Well, I had better quit rambling on and close, life is calling and I had better see what it has in store for me…. 🙂

Life Is Now….

Time flies, and memories fade.
People change and new friendships are made.
Only the true remain forever at our side.
Eventually the disappointment and pain will subside.

It is all about the journey and what has yet to come.
Life is what you make of it; you are what you’ve become.
Life is too short to hold onto regrets.
Forgiveness is key even though you may never forget.

Cherish the good and remove the bad.
Some people don’t realize till it’s gone what they’ve had.
Moving on is a way of life.
There will always be obstacles, pain, and strife.

You must believe that you are strong enough to fight.
You have to believe in yourself to do what is right.
Always do for YOU no matter what you do,
Because in the end the only one who has your back is you.

Never be afraid to take a stand,
And always be willing to lend a helping hand.
A little bit goes a long way.
All it takes is a smile to brighten someone’s day.

Your chance to live is now, so what are you waiting for?
The world is yours for the taking and so much more.
Endless possibilities are forever at your disposal.
The chance to live another day is life’s golden proposal.

Never let anyone tear you down,
And never let anyone steal your shine and make you frown.
So will you sit in the shadows and let darkness win again?
Or will you rise up and make the light your friend?
(Hollianne Boucher)

But I shall return again one day, fate be willin’ and the creeks don’t rise…. 🙂

One final thought… “When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy the friend by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” and my friends can count on me… why one would ask? because that is what friends are for… 🙂